Awards and Recognitions



Passionate, social justice-minded, self-motivated school counselor with extensive experience counseling children and adolescents and teaching social-emotional skills. Empathetic, optimistic, adaptable team player who works well with minimum supervision. Open-minded, creative, even-handed, innovative problem-solver with attention to detail.


Professional objective of fostering a caring and equitable school community to support students, faculty, and staff, and to collaborate with community members to enact positive change.

Areas of interest: diversity and multiculturalism, arts activism, empathy building, data-driven interventions, college and career readiness, child-centered play therapy, socio-emotional well-being

Professional memberships: American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, Virginia School Counselor Association, Virginia Counselors Association, Virginia Alliance for School Counseling, Central Valley Counselors Association, Piedmont Regional Counselors Association, Virginia College Access Network, Counselors for Social Justice, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Presenter on "The Self-Esteem of Middle School Girls" at the Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (VACES) Conference, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, March 21, 2015


Grand Prize Winner of the American Counseling Association's Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust Graduate Student Essay Competition for Future School Counselors, American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference and Expo, Orlando, FL, March 14, 2015


Fundraising ChairCounselor Education Student Organization (2015 - 2016)

Member, Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling and Academic Honor Society, Rho Beta Chapter at the University of Virginia (2014 - 2016)



School Counselor, Beverley Manor Middle School

July 2016-present

• Counsel caseload of 400+ students in Grades 6 to 8 with academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional concerns one-on-one and in groups
• Consult with administrators, school staff, families, and local community to support students’ educational and vocational planning
• Connect school community with mental health resources and agencies to foster student safety and well-being

School Counseling Intern, Louisa County Middle School

August 2015-May 2016

• Provided 600+ hours of individual and group counseling to adolescents of diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, including students identified with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, and learning disabilities
• Collaborated and consulted with teachers and parents to advocate for academic and socio-emotional needs of students
• Assumed all counseling for 400+ Seventh Graders for counselor on maternity leave from October 2015 to January 2016 and for 400+ Sixth Graders for supervisor on leave of absence from February 2016 to March 2016


Greer Fellow, Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center

August 2015-May 2016

• Planned and organized the first annual Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship
• Identified highly respected local, national, and international leaders for speaking engagements with students at the University of Virginia
• Mentored undergraduate Women's Center interns
• Assisted Program Director of Engaged Scholarship with classroom duties as the Teaching Assistant for Front Lines of Social Change course, and planning events for the Women, Girls, and Global Justice program

Graduate Intern, University of Virginia Career Center

May 2015-April 2016

• Trained and mentored undergraduate Career Peer Educators in career counseling topics including resume and cover letter writing, preparation for career fairs and interviews, job and internship searches, choosing a major, networking, and cultural sensitivity
• Evaluated the effectiveness of the Career Peer Educator Program through qualitative and quantitative data analysis of Career Peer Educator-led workshops to diverse student populations
• Observed and co-counseled with Career Center counselors in academic and career advising sessions with undergraduates

Practicum Student, Crozet Elementary School 

​January 2015 - May 2015


• Counseled students with social, emotional, behavioral, and academic issues individually and in groups, respectively

• Taught guidance lessons on community service, citizenship, career planning, effective communication, and essential life skills

• Assisted site supervisor with classroom guidance instruction and classroom management

• Completed over 150 hours counseling and teaching students how to deal with socio-emotional issues and work toward academic success

Tutor, Albemarle County Public Schools

​September 2014 - April 2015


• Tutored English language learners in fifth and sixth grades at Walker Upper Elementary School in Mathematics and English literacy

• Tutored kindergarten and first grade students at Red Hill Elementary School in reading, writing, spelling, and literacy development
• Assisted teachers with implementing classroom activities to enhance Mathematics and English language learning



College Adviser, Virginia College Advising Corps

​September 2012 - June 2014


• Facilitated access to college and post-secondary educational opportunities for low-income, underrepresented, minority, first-generation college students in the Danville-Pittsylvania County area
• Encouraged and advised students to succeed academically, to determine best fit colleges, and to realize and achieve their goals and dreams after high school
• Planned and implemented events and programs (i.e., SAT and ACT registration and preparation, college application assistance, resume writing workshops, financial aid nights, FAFSA assistance) for students and their families
• Provided additional support to the counseling department at George Washington High School
• Professional membership with College Advising Corps (CAC), Virginia College Access Network (VCAN), and AmeriCorps

  • Certified School Counselor, Virginia Department of Education

  • ​National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors

  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

  • English

  • Ilocano

  • German

  • Tagalog

  • Spanish

  • American Sign Language

  • Mandarin Chinese

University of Virginia
Curry School of Education

2014 - 2016

M.Ed. Counselor Education, emphasis in School Counseling



University of Virginia
College of Arts and Sciences

​2008 - 2012

B.A. Sociology, minor in Asian Pacific American Studies


T: 540-886-5806


turner.cq at

© 2020 by Christine Marie Turner. Proudly created with

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now